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PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKEREd and Kristy Stefanyak and their son, 3-year-old Jagger, of Egypt, enjoy a recent breakfast hosted by Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Northampton. PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKEREd and Kristy Stefanyak and their son, 3-year-old Jagger, of Egypt, enjoy a recent breakfast hosted by Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Northampton.

Northampton: Grace UCC to hold crabcake dinners

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crabcake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 17, 24 and 31. Chicken finger dinners also are available.

There is a cost.

Take-outs can be purchased.

For more information, call 610-262-7186.

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Northampton Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed March 17 as Community Champions Day in the borough, recognizing the national Meals on Wheels initiative where public officials participate in delivering meals to seniors.

Reenock will participate in the event, called March for Meals.

“I urge residents of Northampton and surrounding communities to join me in extending our gratitude and congratulations to Meals on Wheels of Northampton County on the 15th annual March for Meals and their dedicated service to our communities,” Reenock said.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 will hold a St. Patty’s Day party, featuring the Irish rock band Prugal, 7:30 p.m. March 18, at the Post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue.

Tommy Zito will perform 7-10 p.m. April 8.

A Cinco de Mayo party, with music by Friends of Tom, is planned for 7:30 p.m. May 6.

The VFW hosts a polka and button box event 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday at the Post home.

Also, VFW social hall is now accepting new members for 2017. Membership is open to the public.

For more information, visit the VFW website, Northamptonvfw.com, or call 610-262-3891.

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Northampton Exchange Club will hold its annual spring craft fair and tricky tray raffle 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 19 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Admission is free.

More than 70 crafters and direct sales vendors will have displays. Lehigh Valley Phantoms merchandise will be given away at the event.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Sign-ups for National Library Week children’s programs are underway at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Programs include One Book Every Young Child for preschoolers and Book Brunch for kindergarten through fifth grade.

The library will hold a drop-in family storytime 10 a.m. Tuesdays through March. This program features stories, rhymes, music and movement to help develop a love of reading. No registration is necessary.

A Play K program is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every Tuesday through March. Drop in anytime to partake in play and learning designed for children preparing for kindergarten.

The library will host a Mad Hatter Tea Party for teens 1 p.m. April 1. Participants are encouraged to come in costume to celebrate their “unbirthday.”

Registration is required.

Adult Escape Room program will be held 6:30 p.m. March 29. Those planning to attend will use elements of the room to solve puzzle and escape. Registration is required.

Call the library at 610-262-7537 for details.

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Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation will hold an oldies dance April 1 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 5:45 p.m. A hot buffet will be served 6-7:30 p.m., followed by music 7:30-10:30 p.m. by Desire, an oldies doo-wop group.

A basket raffle and 50-50 drawing also are planned.

Attendees must be 21 or older.

Deadline to purchase tickets is March 24. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Call Paulette at 610-509-8173; Barry at 610-767-9098; or Kathy at 610-262-7811, ext. 20030, for tickets and other information.

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